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Old 03-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
rod555
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rt2500 working fine for some seconds and later hangs the machine


Hi.

I have an old averatec machine (3200 series)
Slackware 12.2 is working fine out of the box (13.1 is not even booting after installing, so i decided not to work in this direction) except for the wireless.
the wireless is working some seconds after putting the interface up, later stops working, and if you mess around a little with the interface, the computer will hang (caps and num lock will flash and thats all)
I tried diffferents kdrivers (right now i downloaded the latest linuxwireless and im using those drivers) same situation. was working fine with kernel 2.24 and old drivers (the iface wass called ra0, right now is wlan0)
I know this is not much information, but i will try to get another pc to make a ssh and beeing able to get some traces.
MAybe someone has gone trought the same and has some advice with this little info ;-)
 
Old 03-28-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Hi rod555, welcome to LQ!

I know the ralink drivers have had troubles with another ralink driver loading, and it would cause problems such as freezing... I think rt2800pci or something. Have you looked into this?
 
Old 03-28-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Hi, tx for answering
the module loaded is rt2500pci, and i have tried rt2x00pci.
i know mein wireless card is a ralink rt2500 pci
did you mean that i should try the 2800 driver?
i will give it a shot later
 
Old 03-28-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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maybe i can go bak using ndiswrapper?
 
Old 03-28-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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no, I wasn't saying you should load it.

You may need to blacklist it if its being loaded. Check
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cat /proc/modules
and if it is add it to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
 
Old 04-02-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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hi!
i used ndiswrapper and finally is working. . . . on the command line
but as soon as i start kde iwlist wlan0 scan gives no results and i lost conection
(when starting the kwifimanager will say conected excellent signal for a blink and later N/A)
now im thinking that maybe the X was the problem all the time
the only thing i get back is:
localhost kernel: disabling irq #11
any ideas (for example, how to tell the X dont mess with the configuration i do in the command line)
thanks
 
  


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